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    Both sides of the wheel are dressed at an angle...

    Both sides of the wheel are dressed at an angle (about 1 degree) exactly for this reason. The wheel gets wider as you move away from the rotation axis towards the periphery.

    There are probably...
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    Best orientation for grinding a faceplate?

    I want to true the chuck backing plate of my cylindrical grinder. This mounts in the workhead and holds a 130mm (5") grip-true chuck. My question, should I grind this with the workhead in the...
  3. Hi Buck, I didn't know that one could buy...

    Hi Buck,



    I didn't know that one could buy off-the-shelf TC bushings. Good to know.

    I like your idea about cutting off the end of a solid carbide tool that has a center mark already. I'll...
  4. What I need is shown on the second page of this...

    What I need is shown on the second page of this catalog (first item). But the prices are not reasonable, so I am hoping that there is a less expensive source. As you can see from the cross-section,...
  5. where to get a hollow point (female) carbide dead center?

    Where can I purchase or order a reasonably-priced MT2 hollow-point (female) carbide dead center (60 degree)?
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    I am sure that Franz would provide a quill to...

    I am sure that Franz would provide a quill to match your machine head's bore, ground and/or lapped to size if needed.
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    Peter, I'm not an expert. But the machine looks...

    Peter, I'm not an expert. But the machine looks like it's almost new and not used much. So assuming that the geometry is in good shape, I think the price is perfectly fair for a machine with an...
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    Yes, at this point it makes sense to get the...

    Yes, at this point it makes sense to get the machine back together and running. You can work on the long-reach head later.

    By the way, I think the vertical spindle itself is sealed well enough...
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    Here's a post about my long reach head: ...

    Here's a post about my long reach head:

    https://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/deckel-maho-aciera-abene-mills/long-reach-fp2-head-circa-1964-a-313162

    That also contains details of re-doing the...
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    Thanks, and thanks for the update. I hope you get...

    Thanks, and thanks for the update. I hope you get to use it before too long!
  11. Thread: Wheel dressing

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    Here's a photo of the diamond dressers I have...

    Here's a photo of the diamond dressers I have collected for my cylindrical grinder. If anyone would like to comment on which would be best suited for particular tasks, I would be interested to hear....
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    How has it worked out? Are you now running your...

    How has it worked out? Are you now running your FP2?


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    I remember having to assemble that part of couple...

    I remember having to assemble that part of couple of times before getting it right, and that there was a hex-sided piece operating a cam. Is it possible that this part is the wrong way around?
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    This is the lower of the two X-gibs? Or the...

    This is the lower of the two X-gibs? Or the Z-gib?
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    Chris, it is easy but the support plus vertical...

    Chris, it is easy but the support plus vertical table is probably around 150kg (and might be somewhat more, I am not sure). So you will need a decent lifting system.
  16. That's problematic because the taper on the rear...

    That's problematic because the taper on the rear has already intruded into the wall of the MT2 socket, so there is not enough meat. Also, the steel is hardened which means that turning it with CBN...
  17. Thread: Wheel dressing

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    Hi Buck, Fair enough, I owe a lot more...

    Hi Buck,



    Fair enough, I owe a lot more than that to you and the others here. But I didn't take any photos of that grinding.

    However I do have a few photos from a couple of weeks back. ...
  18. Why is the back of the grinder tailstock quill tapered like this?

    My cylindrical grinder's tailstock came with this taper on the back of the quill. I thought it was deliberate, but am starting to think it was done to cover up grinding dings/crash marks. Is that...
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    It's looking good. Since you have all of the...

    It's looking good. Since you have all of the painting supplies at hand, and are getting nice results with a brush, at this point it might make sense to degrease the base and paint that as well.
    ...
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    Correct. Catalysts and catalysis have nothing to...

    Correct. Catalysts and catalysis have nothing to do with capacitors or electrolytic capacitors. So in post #12 you should have written "electrolytic" not "catalytic".
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    I know these as "electrolytic capacitors" rather...

    I know these as "electrolytic capacitors" rather than as "catalytic capacitors". Is that really what you mean to say?
  22. Indeed, when I was cutting the rack I could hear...

    Indeed, when I was cutting the rack I could hear the cutter fading in and out with each revolution. So I fed slowly on the final pass to get a level cut. Not sure if the cutter or the arbor are to...
  23. Yes, that's right. My original plan was to grind...

    Yes, that's right. My original plan was to grind the original quill down by 0.35mm ~ 0.010" to clean it up, then install 1/8" = 3.175mm balls in place of the original 3.000mm ones. But then I...
  24. Of course! See post #5: "I checked the horizontal...

    Of course! See post #5: "I checked the horizontal spindle with a test bar and at 300mm it's less than 0.01mm = 0.0004". So the run-out is definitely in the arbor."
  25. I haven't got anything relevant to add, but had...

    I haven't got anything relevant to add, but had one comment, slightly off-topic.



    I have a 10" Logan lathe which I use on a regular basis. I bought it from a family friend who purchased it new...
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